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Drunk Driving Accidents

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Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous, but some motorists choose to take the risk. And when they do, they often cause serious auto accidents.

Our legal team can investigate your crash and hold responsible parties accountable for any injuries they caused. You don’t deserve to suffer the burden of medical expenses and loss of wages because of someone else’s negligence. Contact Northern Plains Justice today and find out how we can help you.

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Dangers posed by drunk driving

In many cases, those who get behind the wheel after having too much to drink tend to underestimate the risk. They may believe that they’re in control because they’ve driven drunk many times before and haven’t caused an accident.

But driving while under the influence of alcohol causes delays in judgment and reaction time. Drunk drivers may not be able to react fast enough to avoid a crash when obstacles present themselves. Additionally, drunk drivers have a more difficult time staying in their lanes – which can result in a lane departure accident.

Drunk drivers are also at risk of falling asleep at the wheel. These accidents can be especially severe since a sleeping driver won’t make any attempt to stop or avoid a crash.

What you can do

If you’re involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, there are steps you should take to secure the scene and build a strong, legal claim. They include:

  • Checking all parties involved for injuries and calling for medical help.
  • Exchanging information with other parties involve. This includes names, license information, insurance information and phone numbers.
  • Call the police, so they can investigate the accident scene.
  • Get medical attention. Even if you seem fine, you could have a serious, life-threatening internal injury and not even be aware of it.
  • A detailed police report and thorough medical evaluation are important assets to building a strong claim and protecting your interests.
  • Notify your insurance company of the accident but say as little as possible.

Never attempt to reason with insurance companies. They’re only interested in reducing their own costs. That’s why they’ll often do anything they can to downplay or deny your claim. If the other driver’s insurance company has any questions, they can direct them to an experienced auto accident attorney at Northern Plains Justice.

Contact us for a free online consultation. You can also call our Sioux Falls office at 605-306-4100.

Sioux Falls

4301 W. 57th Street, Suite 121
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: 605-306-4100
Fax: 605-306-6278
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